February 8, 2006

I know, I know, but I just can't help myself

So I called Emerson's office again today. I had some much better quips planned to try out on the receptionist, but lo and behold it went straight to voicemail (a voice message recorded by a friend of mine who USED to work in Emerson's office- oh the irony), and so I ended up leaving one of the world's longest messages:

"Hi there, my name's Denise Brunsdon. I'm a Young Liberal who also called yesterday. And well, I've thought about it, and I'd actually like David to explain to me why he switched. You know, in person, or over the phone. You see, as someone who helped him out on both of his campaigns, and someone who was working at LPC during most of his "stint" as a Liberal, I think I'm deserving of an apology phone call. So you just tell him that I called and that my new number is XXX-XXXX, and I'll be waiting for a call...

Oh, no, wait, that might not work. You see, no matter how many times I ran into him or did some work for him, he could rarely remember who I was. Occasionally he remembered me according to another staffer I was dating and once I recall he even introduced me to a whole group of people as 'XXXX's girlfriend.' Yeah, I know, classy, eh? So, anyway, it's just occured to me that my request might be a bit of a difficult one given that he might not feel the need to call and apologize to me directly because he doesn't know who I am and he has no appreciation for any of the support I gave him.

Which I guess is what it feels like to be a Van-Kingsway voter.

Anywho, I've got to run, it's been a real slice voice-message machine. Keep it real. I'll talk to you tomorrow."

13 Commentaires:

Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

I really hope you make it a daily phone call and keep updating the blog!

Funny Stuff.

2/08/2006 8:30 p.m.  
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2/08/2006 8:34 p.m.  
Anonymous karenho187 a dit...

Agreed. It's too bad you're not in Vancouver, I heard people are starting to protest his office. You could call on your cellphone from outside and wave through the window as you talked to the staff. So hilarious.

2/08/2006 8:37 p.m.  
Anonymous shuana a dit...


Take your sexist remarks back to free dominion or whereever you trolls are coming from.

2/08/2006 8:49 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

poem about David Emerson

There's a lot of issues, lots to be done
Best to call me, I'm the hired gun

Party label, it's pas de necessaire
Call me a traitor, see if I care

You see, it's about public service, representation
Even if my constituents have serious reservations

In January, Stephen Harper was evil, a very bad man
In February, he has what it takes, I'll do what I can

Even though I gave speeches attacking the Tory vision
All that time I was a-cabinet-post-wishin'

To help this great leader, he's now my boss
I didn't have a choice, I gave those Liberal volunteers the toss

It's not a matter of principles, I am here to serve
If Jack Layton was PM, I'd even have the nerve

Heck, even the Communists, and the Rhinos too
I would stop at nothing to stay in power, that's what I do

Opposition? That's for losers. I'm too good for that.
Forgot the backbenches, I would rather be a dirty rat.

There's hundreds of Liberals that would like to look me in the eye
That's why for the past week, I went dark, to run and hide

You know me, I'm not political, that's for others
I would curtail this democratic thing more, if I had my druthers

Bring on the limos, bring on the glory
Me, in cabinet, as a Tory

2/08/2006 8:50 p.m.  
Blogger A BCer in Toronto a dit...

I hope you've got a good long distance plan. Be sure to call during offpeak hours.

Wonder if they'll accept collect calls?

2/08/2006 8:58 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

I saw that poem on PublicEyeOnline, too. It's pretty good.

2/08/2006 8:59 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Denise! You rock my world! Please keep calling daily! The blogging community would be empty if you stopped your calls.

2/08/2006 9:16 p.m.  
Anonymous J to the M a dit...

Yes, Denise, please keep up calling daily and continue your pseudo-stalking, it's obviously very healthy for your peace of mind.

The righteous indignation from Liberals such as yourself rings incredibly hollow after your warm embrace of other floor crossers. Honestly - do you not remember reading similar sentiments from Tories who worked hard for Brison and Belinda? Do you expect sympathy? Get a grip!

I know both Scott and Belinda personally and I wished them nothing but the best after they switched over. I think they made terrible miscalculations and should have stuck with the Tories, but they did what they did and nobody can change that. The fact that you would so suddenly trash a person who you supposedly were deeply committed to speaks volumes. If you were really a supporter of Mr. Emerson, you would politely disagree with his decision but wish him the best of luck in delivering results for British Columbians as a cabinet minister. But I expect no less from a blindly partisan individual like you.

2/09/2006 12:38 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Thank you J to the M! Denise is full of childish and hypocritical statements. I'll save you the time and energy and tell you her other articles aren't worth the read.

In the McGill Daily, which I ONLY read because I was between classes, she criticizes some people during the campaign for ignoring societal rules of respect during a disagreement with some door-knockers. Compare that to the juvenile way she talks about Emerson.

Denise never had respect for Emerson; if she did, she wouldn't be acting the way she is.

Perhaps if enough people tell her to grow up, she'll take the advice. But at the end of the day, who cares! It's not like she is or will be anyone important.

2/09/2006 1:05 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Emerson was never a Liberal.

He was a Paul Martin "Liberal"

The Liberal Party needs to purge every Paul Martin "Liberal"

2/09/2006 10:17 a.m.  
Blogger Adam a dit...

I might expand on this on my own site later but, the long and the short of it is simple - payback's a bitch.

You managed to pinch Stronach, Martin, Brison, etc - and, in general, you're welcome to the whole sorry lot - but it still stung in May. Now we got one of yours.

Too bad, so sad. We got a good one too, everyone agree that Emerson is capable, and that he'll be good for British Columbia.

Of course, if I were Harper, I'd have tried to appoint Emerson to the Cabinet while having him remain nominally a Liberal - "appointing the best men for the job, regardless of party" and then let the Liberal caucus eject him from the party. It would have made things much neater.

Oh well.

2/10/2006 1:58 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Poves ptits libéraux, vous êtres frustrés d'avoir perdu. C'est vrai que c'est plus dur de s'en mettre plein les poches quand on est dans l'opposition.

2/10/2006 1:20 p.m.  

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